Jan 16, 2012

The Blackwell Quadrilogy Steam Giveaway

Those excellent, ghost-featuring, New York based and sharply written adventures I have deeply loved (and warmly reviewed), the Blackwell games, have finally gotten their place on Steam. You can joyfully either grab each of Blackwell Legacy, Blackwell Unbound, Blackwell Convergence and Blackwell Deception on its own, or get the handily discounted Blackwell Bundle direct from the biggest gaming portal ever conceived. What's more, there's a further 25% discount both for the bundle and the individual games, provided you buy them within the week.

Now, just in case my precious reader hasn't fully overcome that ominous amnesia (and for the off chance someone else might be reading this), let me just briefly describe those Blackwell games, by mentioning that they are indeed indie point-and-click adventures, sporting lovely retro-esque graphics, full voice-overs, brilliant puzzles, quality writing, a lovely setting and multiple playable characters, one of which happens to be a ghost. As I've actually reviewed them all, here are the links that will further enlighten you: Blackwell Legacy, Blackwell Unbound, Blackwell Convergence, Blackwell Deception.

Regarding the Steam launch and besides the obvious advantages of having the games available there too, the good news is that the Blackwells now feature achievements, upgraded engines and, in the case of Blackwell Legacy, a brand new Five Years Later commentary track. Not so obviously but definitely very kindly people that have already bought the games can contact Wadjet Eye Games for their free Steam coupons.





Everyone else can enter this here gnomic Blackwell competition for a chance to win all four games on Steam. All you'll have to do is leave a comment on this post (preferably with some sort of contact information) and win one of three complete Blackwell Bundles. You have till Friday the 20th of January 2012 to do so.

THE WINNERS: Jerizo, Jan Jacob Mekes and Paul. Please do contact me for your codes. And congratulations! 


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31 comments:

  1. Looks promising... I'll give them a try on my own, if I do not win the contest ^_^

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  2. I have played first Blackwell game - could recommend it along with another great ags games as a Gemini Rue, Nelly Cootalot or The McCarthy Chronicles.

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  3. I have Gemini Rue on Steam but none of the Blackwell games :D

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  4. I can always use some more games to add to my ever growing pile... so I'm having a go at this raffle. :)

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  6. I have yet to get my hands on the Deception... love the looks of it.

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  7. Sign me up for the draw as well please! :)

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  8. Typical!! another competition I can't take part in!

    :(

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    1. Anonymous 21/17/12, 1:20 AM

      I know how you feel...

      :(

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    2. I don't know why your complaining, least you know who you are....!

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    3. pff ye have it lucky, I have no body to love :(

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    1. Paul, please do get in touch within the week for your codes. You have actually won...

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  10. Thanks for the info, but in what way is this a "giveaway"? A discount is not a giveaway. The word 'giveaway' is the reason I clicked through -- and now I feel like I have been misled into loading this page.

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    1. It is a giveaway in the sense that by commenting here you get a chance to win 1 of 3 copies of the Blackwell Bundle. Try reading before commenting. It does help, you know.

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    2. Alright. To be fair (to myself) it wasn't mentioned at all until the very last paragraph after the video embed. I feel like it should have been mentioned in the first paragraph, but thanks for the clarification.

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    3. Anytime! Happy all has been made clear!

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  11. Wow, I was only looking for reviews and I come across a giveaway! This is my Steam account and gmail name. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great sounding bundle!

    It sounds really intriguing. Love ghosts and I don't mind lengthy dialogue either. It reminds me of Phoenix Wright and the short-lived (and not well-known) Eagle Eye series geared for children, where most of the puzzles involved gathering information and clues, where you would then choose the correct clues to uncover the suspects at the end of each "episode", of which there were around 30! Alas, the stupid CD doesn't work anymore. :(

    I'm so glad the adventure game genre has come back to life. Was working on my own a while back with AGS**, but didn't think it would go anywhere at the time. Since interest has picked back up a hundred-fold in the last couple years, perhaps I should think about working on that again? Would also love to do some more voice acting! I played the milk maid in Apprentice, a little AGS game about a wizard's apprentice.

    Whoops, there I go again, rambling everyone's ears off. I shall go back to bawling my eyes out at The Whispered World.. which I just finished and highly, highly recommend!!

    (**Blackwell was made with AGS right? Is there a blue cup hidden somewhere in it? Heehee!)

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  12. Free goodies.... must have!

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway !

    @Moecchi25

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  14. I'm in. @shuyin_ on Twitter

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  15. I'm so glad serious point & click adventure games are coming back!

    Count me in for the giveaway (link to my Steam)

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  16. Don't have Deception yet, @dantesxx on Twitter.

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  17. Thank you for the chance :_
    @glauber_19 on twitter :D

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  18. Sign me up for the draw as well please! Thanks
    v_theberge@hotmail.com

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  19. i thought i won the bundle yesterday, but i didn`t. hope i`ll get this one!

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  20. count me in please
    @oasis789

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